In the second sentence, Einstein reports on an experience that must be described as remembering-thoughts-remembered-about-remembering-remembering, or some immense layering of complexity in remembered-thinking. There are reports of the memories, which he remembers-remembering, and reports of feelings, that he remembers feeling in association with the remembered-remembering. But most importantly, there is in the sentence an explicit analysis about the connection between different units of remembered-remembering, guided by remembered-feeling.
By darkness I mean the space behind or around the memory of a thought. If you wanted to explore more deeply the memory of the show at a music festival, you may return to the scene afterwards to get a better understanding of the geography, or attend the festival again next year to fill in some contextual gaps, or see the band again, meet them and ask about their perceptions of the same event. This investigative possibility does not exist for remembered-thinking, all a person has is introspection. This is what I mean by a deep dive into the darkness.
It might seem strange to suggest Einstein would love a punk rock song from probably the most grating protest bands of the 90s, but there was much about science in the early 1900s that was punk rock. Ernst Mach was the Sex Pistols of the day, his "Science of Mechanics" providing the must read for every young scientist who wanted to shatter the structures of philosophy with a way of understanding knowledge and life that had nothing to do with philosophy's history, and everything to do with a collection of weird lab-rats that scarred the bajeezes out of the church.
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